Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ice Storm ~

 Yup, we have Ice. 
Any where from 1/8 to a 1/2" depend how exposed things are.

I had to walk to the garage to get a hammer to beat the living day lights out of one of the latches so I could get into the main horse pasture.
(normally DH puts heavy duty gear grease on them, and they will work no matter how much Ice is on them)

Couldn't get into Maggie's pen, so I had to pick up and move part of the round pen to get in.

Nets are sagging in an impressive manner but still holding. I could not, knock the ice off.. stuff is very sticky.
Going to leave the poultry and pigeons in for now.

If this keeps up, we are going to loose trees. And the fruit trees in full bloom....  looks like I will not get any fruit from them this year.

Used my grippy boots I got at Cabela's all those years ago. Of course I am out of salt, so DH  will need to bring home salt, and put it on the steps tonight.

After this storm is over, will have a few hours work on just the fence.
 Leyland Murry and Cypress, not fairing well. Keeping my fingers crossed I don't loose them.

 A not happy Birch tree.

Plum tree, was full of flowers and just starting to set fruit.
 Not going to get fruit from a few of the trees because of this Ice.

 News said, its going to be like this tomorrow too.  Yea....

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


 Not that long ago, DH had to go to Kauai 
on a Business trip.

I couldn't go, so he took some photos for me.

The above photo, the cliff in the background is 800' up!

Find the Helo in both photos.

Having only seen photos of Kauai from the air,
 it looked all green.
Wasn't expecting it to look like Utah or 
the Grand Canyon.

 DH said," there were chickens running wild all 
over the place".
So he took a photo of one for me. LOL

Maybe some day will get to see Hawaii in person. 

Creme Lucerne Pigeons ~

 After the issues with some of the Indian Fantails
 I ended up with.

I decided to buy a pair of Creme Lucernes.
This pair, is from parents imported from Germany.

 They came in very healthy and knock on wood, 
they are doing great.

 Trying to get some action shots of them.

 Not impressed that I stuck a Camera up in their shelf, 
to take a photo.

They look more like Teddy Bears, than birds.

Enjoying them a lot.

New Chicks~

 Winter seems to be the time to hatch out new chicks.
First two photos are of newly hatched, not quite dried off
Belgian d'Anvers.

 Can see how tiny they are.

New to me Brooder is working out very well.

Also have 1 Olive Egger and 4 French Marans 
that hatched out as well.

Have another 16 d'Anver eggs in the incubator right now.
After that batch, will have to wait for awhile, so they can feather out enough to go outside.

Friday, December 9, 2016

African Violet ~

Everyone knows when I moved, 
I gave all my African violets to a friend. 
As they would not be able to handle a month in the dark.

2 years ago, I bought one mini African violet plant.....
And it is finally Blooming!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Theo and Astras first day out~

 Astra and Theo, the mini Indian Fantails...
first day out in the flight cage. 

Astra is bold as brass, no worries in her.  
Theo is not quite sure.

Astra wasn't sure about me with the camera 
making clicking sounds.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Newest pair of Mini Indian Fantails ~

Very, very long day Saturday.

Didn't help I had a headache from hell, but I couldn't stop the day.
DH kindly drove me every where I needed to go.

Went to the Pigeon show, really nice folks there. One of the judges that I bought the new pair from, in between working, kindly told me a lot of good info.
Spent some time listening and learning. OK,,, and drooling over a few more pigeon.
Look forward to showing my pigeons next year.

The two photos are of the new pigeons.

Then went on to meet up with Sara, so she finally could get Maggie's Hyperbike she purchased. Was really nice to talk to her, wish I had more time.

After that, went over and got that very large old oak cage. Will be able to use it to brood out chicks and so on, in the house without having to worry about the cats. Two levels, and lots of room.

Also have a new RCom Incubator..